This websites aims to give as much updated information about hiking and running trails in and around Cape Town. We want to give you all you need to plan your day out. We are still in the early stages of bringing you up-to-date trail information, so please be patient with us as we put it all together. If you have any suggestions or hikes you’d like us to review, please feel free to contact us.

All three of us are dog-lovers – you may notice a little Jack Russel featuring in our photos. This is Ollie and he will help us find Cape Town’s dog friendly trails.

The hiking/running team:

Sam Beckley

I am an Exercise Science PhD student at the University of Cape Town. Ollie, the Jack Russell, is my loyal partner in crime. We both enjoy hiking the Cape Town trails as much as possible. I founded this website as I felt there was a need for a well-organised site with all of the trails in and around Cape Town, showing which are dog-friendly and safe for us to explore alone.



Fabio De Dominicis

I am a sports journalist in print and digital media. I have lived in Cape Town since 2014, and am in constant awe of the natural beauty the Cape has to offer. I love exploring new places, am a sucker for the perfect Instagram shot from the top of a mountain, and am eager to share all the incredibly beautiful trails I’ve hiked with you on this website.


David Leith

Aloha! I am currently studying towards an Honours Degree in Biokinetics at the University of Cape Town and am passionate about exercise in all forms. However, nothing beats spending long hours in the mountains! Some of my most treasured memories are of camping and hiking the Drakensberg with my family and hiking the Fjords of Norway during my backpacking adventures. More recently, I have taken to trail running and love to explore the diverse landscapes of South Africa by foot. I hope you enjoy the routes posted on this website and please don’t be shy to contribute your own epic adventures on our beloved Cape Trails!